Boehner: Federal job losses? 'So be it'

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    Federal Eye - John Boehner: If federal jobs are lost, 'So be it'

    I sure hope the GOP comes through on their promise of a Jobs Bill soon. It looks like a lot of Federal Employees are going to hit the unemployment ranks if Boehner gets his way. Not that he cares....he got HIS government job...
     
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    As it should be. When a private company has a revenue shortfall, they have to layoff workers. The government should be no different.
     
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    Understood. I wonder how many of our GIs will get laid off? So, where is that Jobs Bill?
     
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    Your hero's budget calls for a 16+% decrease in defense spending... How many GIs do you want to lay off?

    Are you asking the Republicans to come in and save your 0ssiah now?
     
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    None. Sorry to disappoint you.
     
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    Boehner's numbers are a little off. 200K? It's more like 50K jobs were added to Federal Payrolls. And the amount of Federal/State workers are at historic lows. It represents like 5% of the budget as well.

    Way to get that Deficit under control.
     
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    Probably none. Defense has usually been exempt.

    Whenever the government puts together a 'jobs bill', I always get a little nervous since the government cannot directly create jobs (except for government jobs which defeats the purpose since the private sector has to pay a high price for a government job). I would prefer they not do that. Instead, they should spend within their means and pay off the debt.
     
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    Why? Aren't they Federal employees?
     
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    Private companies have been laying off lately during times of crazy profits.

    Which in turn caused much of the cyclical collapse in employment we've seen in recent years.

    Off-shoring, Near Shoring, international conglomerates, reduction through removal of redundancy...in essence..De Facto Monopolies.

    And the consolidation of wealth.

    The march toward the Conservative goal of a Third World America continues! Good job boys!:lol:
     
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    why is that yank think the government is the only means of creating jobs in a jobs bill?
     

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